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Quote of the Day: Stephen Colbert on RBG

“Here’s the deal….However she feels, Supreme Court justices are not supposed to influence our presidential elections until there is a recount in Florida.” —Stephen Colbert on the Late Show … Continue reading ?

Emerging alliance between Breyer and Kennedy helps move Supreme Court to the left

The Supreme Court ended its term this week with two liberal victories – on abortion and affirmative action – that reflect in part a deepening center-left alliance between Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Stephen G. Breyer. Breyer is the most moderate of the court’s four Democratic appointees, and...

Supreme Court Puts Abortion Above a Woman’s Right to Basic Care

Five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law today that required abortion sellers to meet the same level of medical safety standards as other similar surgical centers. Writing for the majority, Justice Stephen Breyer described such basic requirements as an “undue burden.” The three conservative justices stood against the decision. Show More Summary

Key passages from the Supreme Court's abortion decision

The Supreme Court issued a 5-3 decision Monday that limits states’ ability to restrict access to an abortion by passing unnecessary health and safety regulations. Justice Stephen Breyer issued the majority opinion in the case, which has been called the court’s most definitive stance on abortion...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slams Texas’ Anti-Abortion Arguments: “Beyond Rational Belief”

The Supreme Court’s decision invalidating key components of HB2, a Texas law imposing draconian regulations on abortion clinics, gave reproductive rights advocates almost everything they could have wanted. Justice Stephen Breyer’s majority opinion in Whole Woman’s Health v. Show More Summary

BREAKING: Supreme Court overturns landmark Texas pro-life law 5-3

The opinion, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, said the law imposed too great a burden on women's constitutional right to abortion-on-demand.

Where Have You Seen the Restrictive Abortion Law SCOTUS Just Struck Down Before?

3 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This morning, in a victory to pro-choice advocates, the Supreme Court struck down an overly restrictive abortion law in Texas with a 5-3 decision. Stephen Breyer wrote the opinion, and he was joined by the swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy,...

The 4 Best Lines From the Supreme Court Decision That Saved Abortion Rights in Texas

The Supreme Court struck down key portions of a Texas law severely limiting access to abortion on Monday. The law, known as HB2, threatened to shutter dozens of clinics in the state. Here are the best lines from Justice Stephen Breyer's...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions

The Supreme Court struck down Texas’ stringent laws regulating abortion clinics on Monday in its long-awaited opinion in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Writing for a five-member majority, Justice Stephen Breyer held that both regulations...Show More Summary

Affirmative Action: Fisher V University Of Texas Case Deliberated, Abigail’s Case Dismissed — Supreme Court Claims No Constitutional Rights Violated

Rejected University of Texas at Austin student, Abigail Fisher, loses her year-long affirmative action case Thursday in a 4-3 majority decision by the Supreme court. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, andShow More Summary

Justices Disclose Privately Paid Trips and Gifts

Justice Stephen G. Breyer took 19 trips that were paid for by private sponsors, according to a cursory list of trips and gifts to Supreme Court justices.

Amicus: A Bird With a Broken Wing

Listen to Episode 45 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer this week told an interviewer that the court has not been diminished by the Senate’s inability to fill its empty seat, despite appearances to the contrary. Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: Bank of America Fights Discrimination Finding | Breyer Talks Post-Scalia Court

Bank of America sues the Labor Department over its finding of racial discrimination in job-hiring. Justice Stephen Breyer dismisses the notion that the justices could be hampered without a ninth colleague. And the Supreme Court reverses a death sentence in Georgia for race-based juror selection. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.       

The Constitutional Fight Over Delay

Justice Stephen Breyer may be the only current member of the Supreme Court to have argued that the inevitably long delays death row prisoners suffer before execution is a significant factor leading to the unconstitutionality of the death penalty but his persistence in arguing for this position has provoked passionate rejoinders. Show More Summary

U.S. Supreme Court turns away challenge to California's death penalty system

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

The U.S. Supreme Court, over a dissent from Justice Stephen Breyer, turned down a challenge to California's death penalty system from an Orange County murderer who said that waiting decades on death row results in "psychologically inhumane stress." His appeal pointed to what it called the state's...

Supreme Court Wary of Justice Department Power in McDonnell Corruption Case

The Supreme Court’s “fundamental” concerns with the government’s case against the former Virginia governor have “nothing to do with" him, said Justice Stephen Breyer.

STEPHEN CARTER: The Next Supreme Court Justice Shouldn’t Be A Judge: What difference does backgr…

STEPHEN CARTER: The Next Supreme Court Justice Shouldn’t Be A Judge: What difference does background make? Amar is concerned about diversity in several important senses. It’s notorious that every sitting justice attended either Yale or Harvard. But he’s also concerned for a lack of diversity in styles of argument. Those who have spent their careers […]

John Kasich Braves Stephen Colbert Show To Insist GOP His “Vehicle, Not My Master”

GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich braved Stephen Colbert’s show last night to pitch his candidacy and dodge questions as to whether President  Obama should nominate a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Mostly,...Show More Summary

Salon and Stephen Colbert Honor Justice Scalia’s Sense of Humor

Salon took a break from its usual anti-conservative drift to acknowledge a tribute by late night comedian Stephen Colbert to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away on Saturday. “He was universally acknowledged to be an intellectual giant who left his mark not only on the court, but on how to interpret the Constitution,” Colbert said.

Stephen Colbert Shared a Fun Memory of Antonin Scalia

On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, host Colbert shared a funny memory of his one direct interaction with late Supreme Court Justice Antonin...

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